ACUVUE OASYS WITH TRANSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Johnson and Johnson Vision and Transitions Optical recently announced the commercial availability in the United States of Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology. The photochromic contact lenses seamlessly adapt to changing light, helping eyes recover from bright light up to five seconds faster, reducing halos and starbursts at night, and delivering more effortless sight with less squinting, from dawn to dusk, according to the companies. Johnson and Johnson Vision also says that the lens balances the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, including filtering blue light and blocking UV rays, and provides enhanced color contrast. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions is manufactured in senofilcon A material and features a class 1 UV blocker. Parameters include 8.4mm base curve/14.0mm diameter, 8.8mm base curve/14.0mm diameter, and sphere powers of –6.00D to +6.00D (0.25D steps), +6.50D to +8.00D (0.50D steps), and –6.50D to –12.00D (0.50D steps), including plano. Call (800) 874-5278 or visit www.jnjvisionpro.com . ■
TANGIBLE SCIENCE LAUNCHES TANGIBLE CLEAN GP MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION
Tangible Science, LLC recently launched Tangible Clean, a multipurpose solution that the company says can be used for safely cleaning, conditioning, disinfecting, removing protein, rinsing, and storing Tangible Hydra-PEG-coated GP lenses. Tangible Clean is thinner than most other GP lens care solutions are and rinses off easily, according to the company. Tangible says that it protects coated lenses and eliminates the need for an extra cleaning solution, and a patient can also safely rub lenses during cleaning without damaging the coating.
Tangible Clean has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for daily cleaning and disinfection of any GP contact lens, in addition to coated lenses. It is available to patients online via a subscription program at www.tangiblescience.com . Call (650) 241-1045. ■
ALCON LAUNCHES EXPANDED PARAMETERS FOR DAILIES AQUACOMFORT PLUS TORIC LENSES
Alcon has introduced a broader range of parameters for its Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric contact lenses. The lenses are now available in the following parameters: +4.00D to +0.25D (in 0.25D steps) with –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D cylinder powers in axes of 10º, 20º, 70º, 80º, 90º, 100º, 110º, 160º, 170º, and 180º and with –2.25D cylinder power in axes of 10º, 20º, 160º, 170º, and 180º; plano to –6.00D (in 0.25D steps) with –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D cylinder powers in full-circle axes in 10º steps and with –2.25D cylinder power in axes of 10º, 20º, 70º, 80º, 90º, 100º, 110º, 160º, 170º, and 180º; –6.50D to –8.00D (in 0.50D steps) with –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D cylinder powers in axes of 10º, 20º, 70º, 80º, 90º, 100º, 110º, 160º, 170º, and 180º and with –2.25D cylinder power in axes of 10º, 20º, 160º, 170º, and 180º; and –8.50D to –9.00D (in 0.50D steps) with –0.75D, –1.25D, and –1.75D cylinder powers in axes of 10º, 20º, 70º, 80º, 90º, 100º, 110º, 160º, 170º, and 180º and with –2.25D cylinder power in axes of 10º, 20º, 160º, 170º, and 180º.
According to Alcon, Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric contact lenses also provide dual stability, which includes tear film and on-eye stability. The lenses also include the Precision Curve Lens Design, which is a dual thin-zone design that allows both eyelids to apply equal pressure to keep the lens in the correct position, according to the company.
There will be no change in list pricing for the newly added parameters. Call (800) 241-5999 or visit www.alcon.com . ■
VISIONARY OPTICS INTRODUCES FULLY CONTOURED SCLERAL LENS
Visionary Optics introduced the Latitude scleral lens, which the company says is the first such lens that is completely custom made to exactly fit the corneal and scleral surfaces based upon scleral topography (sMap3D) measurements. The Latitude lens exactly conforms to the scleral shape at the landing zone and is designed to even out the central, midperipheral, and limbal clearances regardless of the degree of corneal irregularity, including asymmetric ectasias in which uneven clearances are especially obvious, according to the company. Visionary Optics says that this uniformity of lens-to-ocular-surface clearance is critical to ocular surface health because it ensures that oxygenation to the cornea and limbus is optimized. Data required to fit the lens is based upon a no-ocular-touch, three-to-five minute corneal-scleral topography examination. Call (877) 533-1509 or visit www.visionary-optics.com . ■
EYEPROMISE INTRODUCES SCREEN SHIELD TEEN
EyePromise recently added Screen Shield Teen to its EyePromise eye vitamin line. EyePromise’s Screen Shield Teen is an ocular nutrition supplement specially formulated to preserve and support visual comfort and wellness for children ages 4 to 17. EyePromise’s Scientific Advisory Board assisted the company in developing EyePromise Screen Shield Teen, an all-natural zeaxanthin (not synthetic) fruit-punch flavored chewable vitamin for children ages 4 and up. EyePromise Screen Shield Teen is GMO and gluten free and is formulated to be consistent with the eye’s natural 2:1 ratio of zeaxanthin to lutein, along with other ingredients proven beneficial for eye health, according to the company. EyePromise Screen Shield Teen is also designed to complement a child’s current daily multi-vitamin. It is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Call (866) 833-2800 or visit www.eyepromise.com/doctors . ■